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Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) Film, Sheet, and Strip from India: Extension of Time Limit for Preliminary Results of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review

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AGENCY:

Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce

EFFECTIVE DATE:

February 22, 2008.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Elfi Blum-Page, AD/CVD Operations, Office 6, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-0197.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

On August 24, 2007, in response to timely requests from MTZ Polyfilms, Ltd. (MTZ) and Jindal Poly Films Limited of India (Jindal), the Department of Commerce (the Department) initiated an administrative review of the countervailing duty order on polyethylene terephthalate (PET) film, sheet, and strip from India. See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews and Requests for Revocation in Part, 72 FR 48613 (August 24, 2007). This administrative review covers the period January 1, 2006 through December 31, 2006. The preliminary results of review are currently due no later than April 1, 2008.

Extension of Time Limits for Preliminary Results

Section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act) and section 351.213(h)(1) of the Department's regulations require the Department to issue the preliminary results of a review within 245 days after the last day of the anniversary month of the order for which the administrative review was requested, and final results of the review within 120 days after the date on which the notice of the preliminary results is published in the Federal Register. However, if the Department determines that it is not practicable to complete the review within the aforementioned specified time limits, section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Act and section 351.213(h)(2) of the Department's regulations allow the Department to extend the 245-day period to 365 days and to extend the 120-day period to 180 days.

We determine that it is not practicable to complete the preliminary results of this review within the original time limit. Due to the large number of programs under review, the Department needs additional time to analyze the questionnaire responses and issue appropriate supplemental questionnaires. Therefore, the Department is extending the deadline for completion of the preliminary results of this administrative review of the countervailing duty order on PET film from India by 120 days from April 1, 2008 until no later than July 30, 2008.

This notice is issued and published pursuant to sections 751(a)(3)(A) and 777(i)(1) of the Act.

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Dated: February 13, 2008.

Stephen J. Claeys,

Deputy Assistant Secretary for Import Administration.

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[FR Doc. E8-3391 Filed 2-21-08; 8:45 am]

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